New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Modi also released 17 new bio-fortified crop varieties via a webcast and reiterated the Centre’s commitment towards procurement of agricultural crops at minimum support price [MSP].
“MSP and government procurement are an important part of the country’s food security. It is important that it continues to function with better facilities and in a scientific way. We are committed towards this,” the PM said.
The Centre was promoting millets and high-nutrition crops to address malnutrition in the country, Modi stressed, adding that efforts are on to improve Mandi infrastructure so that MSP buying continues in a scientific way.
Farmers in some states are continuing their agitation against the recent contentious agricultural laws.